Richard Keogh awarded £2.3m in breach of contract case against Derby

Richard Keogh awarded £2.3m in breach of contract case against Derby

The Irish international has won his landmark case.

Richard Keogh has been reimbursed following a breach of contract from while he was at Derby.

The former Derby County captain has been awarded £2.3 million [just over €2.65m] in compensation after winning the claim against the Championship side.

Keogh was sacked by Derby after his involvement in a car accident that took place back in 2019.

His teammate Tom Lawrence crashed into a lamppost after a night out in September of that year, which resulted in Keogh suffering serious ligament damage in his knee.

Prior to crashing into the lamppost, Lawrence had crashed into the back of a vehicle being driven by Mason Bennett, now of Millwall. Bennett was also playing for Derby at the time.

Both players fled the scene, leaving Keogh unconscious and injured.

Keogh appealed his dismissal, and had his full contract paid to him as a result. This was then contested by Derby, but the League Appeals' Committee has sided with Keogh.

It said: "The LAC has heard and dismissed an appeal under the regulations of the EFL by Derby against the decision of the PRDC in the case of Richard Keogh.

"The PDRC held that Mr Keogh had not committed gross misconduct, that he had not brought the club into serious disrepute and that he had been wrongly dismissed by the club."

Keogh is now playing with Huddersfield, who are also in the Championship.